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About Michael A Kortt

Michael Kortt, BEc (Hons) (La Trobe), MS (Arizona), PhD (UNE)
Dr Michael Kortt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University (SCU). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of New England, an MS in public health from the University of Arizona, and an honours degree in economics from La Trobe University. Prior to joining SCU, Michael spent 10 years working in the government sector as a Research Manager for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Department of Health and Ageing.

Dr Kortt has extensive experience in conducting research and his publications have appeared in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Administration & Society, Economic Record, Education + Training, Journal of Happiness Studies, Local Government Studies, and Social Indicators Research

His principal research interests include: public administration, health economics, education economics, and the economics of religion.


Present Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University

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Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3212


Books (2)

Book chapters (3)

Reports (2)

Journal articles (51)